Looking down Slamannan Road, High Limerigg
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Limerigg is a village in the Falkirk council area of Scotland. It lies on the B825 road between Slamannan and Caldercruix surrounded by extensive woodlands on the northern side and lying next to the Black Loch, which formerly fed the Monkland Canal, and close to the former boundary between Stirlingshire and Lanarkshire.
The remaining coal pits closed after the Second World War and the energetic Church of Scotland minister, the Rev Alexander Cameron, used his influence as the local councilor to encourage the Forestry Commission to cover the whole high-moorland area in trees. He was also responsible for demolishing the last of the old miners’ rows and the building of some fifty council houses. A keen sportsman he was one of the founders, in 1950, of the first water-ski club in Scotland with excellent facilities on the Black Loch. In 2010 a 4000-year-old Bronze Age barb and tang flint arrowhead was found on the peat moss on the western outskirts of the village. This is now housed in the national museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.
Limerigg is known locally as the Capital of the Braes.
- "Insight 2001 Census, No. 3 - 2001 Census population of wards and settlements" (PDF). Falkirk Council. 2003. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-06-03. Retrieved 2009-12-09.
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